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Dec 9, 2012 12:43 PM

Some kind of wasp?

Moving the blind in our dining room today, I disturbed a winged insect, nearly 2 cm long, black and yellow but with a longer, thinner body than a "normal" wasp. (I have now released it into the garden, and didn't get a photo!)

It crawled around and flew a little, but it was slow and may have been hibernating?

We have quite a few trees at the boundaries of our garden, including a large Monterey pine, sycamore, ash, bay, & holm oak.

I wonder if it is some kind of wood wasp. It was mainly black, but there were some yellow parts.

We are in Dorset.

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    Dec 10, 2012 12:52 AM (in response to Mary)
    Re: Some kind of wasp?

    Hi, was it anything like this fellow?



    If it was then it's an Ichneumon Wasp. Google them and see the many different kinds.


    Hope this helps





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